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FIBA Women Afrobasket: Merveille Nkoyock Inspires The lionesses As Cameroon Blowout Cape verde

Cameroon got second win in group phase in the ongoing FIBA women Afrobasket taking place at the Multi-Purpose sports complex in Yaoundè with a 40-71 demolition of Cape Verde in Group A action on Monday in Yaoundè.

AS FAP Merveille Nkoyock was superb at both ends of the floor, finishing with 17 points on 4-of-5 three-point attempts

Cameroon Thrilled In First Quarter

The Lionesses were surprised in the first quarter by Cape Verde. Cameroon ladies lack finishing with free throws in this quarter causing them to be 4 points behind 19-15

Turning Point

There wasn’t one as the lionesses dominated the second quarter from start to finish and led by 5 points. Coach Njoya and his girls manifested a defensive and offensive style of play that delayed Cape Verde to score points as they did in the first quarter. At game half, Cameroon had a 5points difference

Difficult Third Quarter For Cameroon

Team Cameroon made several missed on free throws and were not clinical on their two and three points attempts but still won it with a slim three points 13-16 due to a good performance at the defense

Fourth Quarter Bottom Line

Cape Verde play sloppy basketball, don’t hand the ball safely, and turn it over far too many times at a competition of this magnitude, and they pay a heavy price as Cameroon defense tactic did not permit them to go beyond 2 points

While the lionesses remained composed throughout the game, Cape Verde couldn’t help their cause turning the ball over a staggering 23 times. And to make matters worse, they struggled to score from beyond the arc, making only one of their 12 two-point attempts. Cameroon made as many as 23 points in the final quarter

Game time Cape Verde 40-71

Statistics

Cameroon got 44% (4/9) on free throws while Cap Verde 43%(6/14)

Cameroon gain 54% on 2 pointers 29/37 and Cape Veder 33% (8/25). Cameroon won 50% (9/18)and Kenya performed poorly on 3 pointers 46%(6/13)

Cameroon finished the game with 53%(29/55) on field goals and Cape Verde 37%(14/37)
Team Cameroon was outstanding with 34 rebounds won and 20 for Cape Verde.

Cameroon ended the game with 18 points maximum in row and Cape Verde 5 points

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Elvis Kang

Elvis Kang is a graduate With a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON Online University Has worked with Eternity Gospel Radio 📻 Limbe Presently a sports Consultant with CAM1 TV Limbe

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